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US presidential debate


US prez debate: Mute button brings civility as Trump, Biden show restraint

October 23, 2020 3:59 pm

Under the new rules, Trump and Biden each had two minutes of uninterrupted time to speak at the beginning of every 15-minute segment of the debate. A media report termed the mute button a godsend, saying it also amplified the candidates' differences.

US Election Wrap, October 23: Trump vs Biden debate dominates headlines

October 23, 2020 11:59 am

The debate covered a range of issues including the economy, race, climate change and immigration, but it was the coronavirus outbreak and the US government's mishandling of the pandemic that was under scrutiny this time.

US Presidential Debate 2020 Highlights: Biden says Trump has no Covid-19 plan; Trump hits back over his son’s Ukraine business dealings

October 23, 2020 11:36 am

The face-off in Nashville was markedly less chaotic and incomprehensible than the shouting match between the two presidential nominees that took place when they first met on stage late last month.

Dueling town halls for Trump, Biden after debate plan nixed

October 15, 2020 5:03 pm

The two will take questions in different cities on different networks Thursday night: Trump on NBC from Miami, Biden on ABC from Philadelphia.

US elections 2020: Debate-site covid cases sow doubt on safety of indoor events

October 10, 2020 6:14 pm

In-person debates bring into close contact campaign teams, guests and candidates from across the country. Medical experts cite the risk of aerosolized droplets from two loud-talking, impassioned candidates as well as the scores of workers involved in setting up a debate, from project managers and logistics experts to sound and lighting crews.

Joe Biden leads by 14 points over Donald Trump after first poll debate

October 05, 2020 1:19 pm

Joe Biden now holds a 14 percentage points lead against Trump, with 53 per cent of voters backing the Democratic leader, while 39 per cent backing the President.

'I was sad. It was sad': Voters bemoan nasty debate'

October 01, 2020 6:24 pm

In interviews with voters across key states in the contest, those who watched the spectacle nearly unanimously recoiled from it and struggled for words to describe the display.

Making changes in presidential debate structure; says organising body

October 01, 2020 9:29 am

CPD said it will be carefully considering the changes that it will adopt and announce the measures shortly.

Indian-American supporters of Trump and Biden divided over outcome of first presidential debate

September 30, 2020 4:08 pm

Indian Americans, who account for one per cent of the country's population, but are increasingly getting active in domestic politics, organised watch parties, mostly virtual, to watch the first of the three presidential debates between Trump and Biden.

US Presidential Debate 2020: The drinking games people played during Trump-Biden face-off

October 01, 2020 11:22 am

Owing to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the 90-minute showdown occurred with a limited and socially distanced in-person audience.